15 NOVEMBER 1997, Page 30

Sir: R.H.A. Winchester writes (Letters, 8 November) that he does

not recognise any Widmerpools within the HAC of today. This is of course correct. Real Widmer- pools are to be found only in the regular Army, and then only in the Guards and Cavalry.

Territorial Army soldiers of the sort to be found in the HAC have to work for a living during the day in some form of trade, and therefore cannot possibly qualify as Wid- merpools.

M.J. Wingert

ACAC UK, RAF High Wycombe, Bucks